In a handful of cases, defendants in murder cases have said that they were defending themselves from a same-sex pass or attempted sexual assault.
The fallout from the Huffman case has been intense, with much anger centered on the light punishment meted out to a white A-list celebrity versus the excessive charges levelled at Black defendants.
Seventy years after it was first launched, legal aid's principles of equality are a shadow of what they once were.
While the US is a nation of immigrants, China is not. That's a huge competitive advantage when doing business in emerging markets.
Under an archaic law, people can still be punished for 'scandalising the court' or publicly criticising a judge's ruling. It's time for this law to be revisited.
Facial expressions and gestures can impact the outcome of a trial that depends on the credibility of witnesses.
How can we hold governments accountable to their climate commitments? A recent case might hold the answer.
The change in law is part of broader reforms that came out of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse in both NSW and Victoria.
A record number of immigrant children are being detained in the US. Here's what you need to know.
The Verdins principles affect the way offenders with mental health problems are sentenced in a court of law.
Even when ASIC has been sufficiently resourced to pursue litigation, the Australian courts have contributed to an environment where contravening behaviour is a rewarding option.
George Pell's current committal hearing engages the principle of 'open justice' and some of its most important exceptions.
The principle argument as to why women should remove the niqab in court seems compelling, but it is based on flawed assumptions.
Judges and juries may not appreciate the nuances of messages from online dating services used as evidence in trials.
Speaking with: Professor David Field about unusual crimes that have changed the law.
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Sleepwalking murders and 'battered wife' syndrome are unique precedents set by extraordinary cases. David Field talks about unusual cases that have shaped Australian law.
Sex discrimination law has limited capacity to address the gender pay gap.
Stereotypes can undermine the fairness of criminal trials, but research can help us understand and counter the effect of stereotypes through law reform.
Finding justice in Ghana is a slow and often frustrating process. To speed things up, the courts in the country need to reform and modernise.
The enthusiasm around swift, certain and fair approaches to sentencing offenders may not be backed by evidence.
A Canadian federal report recommends paying jurors at least $120 daily. Provinces should take action.